LeviCar Logo

Click here for
Introduction to
LeviCar / RoboTrail
Down Arrow to Bottom Groups

Sample of Tile-like format

Blogs & Bulletins
EVWorld Logo
“Bill Moore’s Future in Motion”
EVWorld Picture
inFOCUS article:
Kickstarting the New Atomic Age?

Clean-Energy Investment Opportunities

Green Car Reports
“Cleaner Greener Driving”

Buying guide for Hybrid & Electric Cars
Hybrid Cars

Important Media
Important Media
“You, your health, and the health of our world”
“… a future that’s combustion‑free.”
EV Obsession
Gas2 Blog
“Bridging the gap between gear heads and green heads.”
Cleantech News
Solar – Wind – EV
Cleantech News

“…a celebration of human endeavor…”

Josh Levin’s Blogs on EV World: EVWorld Logo

MagLev Vs Hyperloop

MagLev vs. Hyperloop — Technical Discussion

hexOgrid Transportation Network

How the Tragedy in the Bronx Would Not Have Happened with MagLev

Photo-Blog: New York Auto Show 2014

NJ Bill to Permit Direct Sales of Tesla and other ZEVs

Explanation of LeviCar’s Hexagrammoid Grid
Sample hexOgrid map of NJ

Sci-Am 20 World-Changing Ideas
LeviCar’s entry into Scientific American’s World-Changing Ideas (WCI) contest (Video 4:59)

Original Scientific American article that inspired LeviCar (pdf)
Related article by one of the Sci-Am authors

LeviCar’s Poster Presentation at WEEC, the World Energy Engineering Congress, 2009 Nov. 5

EVWorld Logo The first published article about LeviCar:  “The Perfect Synthesis”  EV World, 2004 September 13.

The MagLev Vacation — Read the engaging story of one of the first families to use LeviCar to go on a Florida vacation in the year 2017.

Four Planets
“Press Releases” based on the “Four Planets”

Antecedents & Allies
MagLev200 (Danby-Powell)
Gordon T. Danby, Ph.D.
James R. Powell, Ph.D.
  Fight for Maglev (book)
Fight for Maglev
Maglev America (book)  
Maglev America
Conference Paper:  Energy Efficiency and Economics of Maglev Transport (pdf)
Stony Brook, NY  2008
Logo of the Advanced Energy Research & Technology Center
In the news…
  Danby and Powell on Flickr
Danby and Powell display reports and awards
Jim Powell on FoxNews  
FoxNews: Jim Powell talks MagLev

MagneticGlide – Interstate MagLev Project
MagneticGlide – Interstate MagLev Project

Welcome Page

Video (1:54)

Jim Powell’s Space-MagLev Launcher

StarTram illustration
Wikipedia Article

THE Revolutionary Dualmode Transportation System by Francis D. Reynolds, PE

Magic Highway (partial)
Magic Highway USA, Disney, 1958  (Animated, with intro. by Walt Disney himself  9:03)

First-ever Modular Electric Car
by Ferdinand Porsche (1898)

Plug In America
“Battery electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles for the public to drive today.”

“Promoting electric drive technologies and infrastructure”
Electric Drive Transportation Association

Rocky Mountain Institute
Reinventing Fire
“… to create a clean, prosperous, and secure future.”

“Good Jobs, Clean Environment, Green Economy”
Blue-Green alliance

IEEE Transp. Electriication
IEEE Transportation Electrification

Society of Automotive Engineers
Society of Automotive Engineers
SAE Vehicle Electrification
SAE Environmental Topics

US High-Speed-Rail Association
“21st Century Transportation for America”
BiModal Glideway (detail)

BiModal Glideway (detail)
Illinois Green Economy Network
(A Community College Partnership)
“Working Together to Grow a Greener Economy for Illinois”

Sustainable Mobility & Accessibility Research & Transformation
Smart, U. of Mich.

Institute of Transportation Studies, UC Davis

Innovative Mobility Research, UC Berkeley
Innovative Mobility Research
University of California – Berkeley

Competition & Critiques
LeviCar’s Critique of Elon Musk’s Hyperloop
Transparent view of Hyperloop – Thanks to NBC News
Open Letter to Elon Musk — 2013 Sept. 30

ET3Evacuated Tube Transportation Technologies
“Space Travel on Earth”

ET3 vs. Hyperloop
➀ Who Needs Hyperloop?
This Guy Is Building Something Bigger
➁ Vacuum trains: a high-speed pipe dream?
➂ Vactrain (Wikipedia Article)

…helping lead the next generation of changes in transportation.

TEV project
TEV project logo
The transportation model for the 21st century

BiModal Glideway
Solves Traffic Jams, Pollution, and Minimizes Oil Dependency.
BiModal Glideway (detail)

Urban Maglev by General Atomics
GA Urban MagLev
… faster, cleaner means of passenger transport in local communities and urban areas.

MonoCab VRT Rapid Transit System (Australia)
“The FUTURE of Public Transport”
Mass Tram illustration

JPod station
“Sustainable Infrastructure”

Interstate Traveler
Building the World Wide Hydrogen Super Highway…
Interstate Traveler

Mass Tram illustration
Mass Tram America
(Inhabitat Magazine article)

LevPods Individual Transit System (LITS)

Government Projects
Federal High Speed Intercity Passenger Rail (HSIPR) Program

California High-Speed Rail Authority

Oliver Cromwell What others are saying about LeviCar
Warts and all

Comments on the LeviCar Proposal and Related Issues by Francis D. Reynolds, PE

The International Maglevboard e.V.
(This webpage also has discussions on Hyperloop, Danby-Powell MagLev, and other advanced transportation proposals)

Other Lists of Advanced-Transportation Systems
Other Cool Ideas (by the TEV Project)

Wikigrain — Bouchard Transportation

Motivational-Quotes Page
Photo Montage of Some People who are Quoted

Today's Quote: “An entrepreneur is someone who dares to dream the dreams and is foolish enough to try to make those dreams come true.”
    — Vinod Khosla, Indian-American venture capitalist (1955–   )

Old Car
“Original” LeviCar Web Page
Mail Icon
Contact Us

United States Government Research Opportunities for Small Businesses
“National Transportation Systems Center”

Dept. of Transportation Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) to be released on December or January

Dept. of Defense Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR), and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) proposals will close on October 22

Conferences, Events, and Webinars
Click here for fuller descriptions in EV World
AE 2014 Int'l Powertrain, Fuels & Lub. Meeting
SAE 2014 International Powertrain, Fuels & Lubricants Meeting
Birmingham, UK – October 20-23

SE Alt. Fuels Conf. & Expo
9th Southeast Alternative Fuels Conference & Expo
Raleigh, NC – October 22-24

IEEE Distinguished Lecturer Series at the University of Technology of Belfort-Montbeliard (UTBM)
Belfort, France – October 23
Lion of Belfort

Experience Electric – #TheBetterRide
San Fancisco Bay Area – Ongoing

Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference
Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference
Coimbra, Portugal – October 27-30

Electric Mobility Canada (EV2014VÉ)
Vancouver, BC, Canada – October 28-30
Electric Mobility Canada

3rd Int'l Conf. on Conn. Veh., & Expo
3rd International Conference on Connected Vehicles, and Expo
Vienna, Austria – November 3-7

SAE Small Engine Tech Conf & Exhibition
SAE/JSAE 2014 Small Engine Technology Conference & Exhibition
Pisa, Italy – November 18-20

SAE 2014 Electric Powertrain Technologies Symposium
Stuttgart, Germany – November 19
SAE 2014 Electric Powertrain Technologies Symposium

European Electric Vehicle Contest  EEVC-2014
European Electric Vehicle Contest EEVC-2014
Brussels, Belgium – December 2-5

SAE 2014 Electric Powertrain Technologies Forum
Shanghai, China – December 10-11
SAE 2014 Electric Powertrain Technologies Forum

2014 IEEE International Electric Vehicle Conference
2014 IEEE International Electric Vehicle Conference
Florence, Italy – December 17-19

28th International Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exhibition
KINTEX. Goyang, Korea – May 3-6
I28th Intl Elect. Veh. Symp. & Exhibition

Alternative Clean Transporation (ACT) Expo
Alternative Clean Transporation (ACT) Expo
Dallas, TX – May 4-7

IEEE PELS Workshop on Emerging Technologies:  Wireless Power (2015 Wow)
Daejeon, Korea – June 5-6
IEEE PELS Workshop on Emerging Tech:  Wireless Power (2015 Wow)

Paean to Nikola Tesla
Young Tesla in Wikipedia
Nikola Tesla (1856–1943)
The Museum
Wardenclyffe-Tower Logo
Oatmeal Logo
The Man
The Motorcar
Oatmeal Logo
The Manifesto
The Wonder World to be Created by Electricity (1915)
 . . . and Musk
Oatmeal Logo
Oatmeal Logo Many thanks to Matthew Inman and The Oatmeal, for publicizing Nikola Tesla, initiating the effort to save his laboratory as a museum, and for getting Elon Musk to donate One Million Dollars.
Nikola Tesla Worldwide Tour
by Kim Mance
Kim Mance, Travel Mvinah

15-Second Micro Book Review
Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
Atlas Shrugged
I read it cover-to-cover, over a thousand pages, and found it hopelessly out-of-date, elitist, and immoral, and some of the dialogue was hard to understand. To me, it shows the dangers of Libertarianism.  Some of Ms. Rand’s basic tenets have since been contradicted by scientific research.  —  Joshua Zev Levin, Ph.D.

Fun Stuff
Amazing Soviet Visions for the Future of Transportation
Alate MagLev Train

LeviCar Song
(Lyrics only)  
A Whole New Ride
There’s a new kind of car,
Green and clean and efficient.
When’s the last time that you went
Door-to-door, so speedily?

LeviCar is …A system for personal transportation, using modular automobiles that are driven locally on regular roads, and …
that also can travel at 300 m.p.h. on a Magnetic-Levitation (MagLev) rail system for longer distances.
RoboTrail is …A similar system for freight transportation, using tractor-trailer rigs to transport cargo containers locally, and …
using that same MagLev network to transport those same containers for long distances.
Magnetic Levitation Rail is …
(MagLev Rail for short)      
A technology for using magnetism to raise (levitate) a vehicle above a rail to that there is no
mechanical friction (only air drag), and using electrical forces from the rail to propel the vehicle forward.
Superconducting MagLev is … A form of MagLev Rail, first developed in the 1960s by Drs. Gordon T. Danby and James R. Powell, using
superconducting magnets, and usually on elevated rails (300 m.p.h.), or on existing rail (150 m.p.h.).
LeviCar and RoboTrail can: make long-distance transport vastly more energy-efficient and safer;
and, unlike conventional railroads, travel non-stop, and also climb steep hills and mountains easily.
LeviCar can: make medium- and long- distance travel much easier;  increase the reliability of cars,
simplify their maintenence; and assist in the use of automated-highway systems.
LeviCar and RoboTrail cannot: generate clean energy by themselves (except for putting solar cells on the rails);  nor
can they easily cross oceans, except at certain "choke points", like the Bering Straits and at Gibraltar.
RoboTrail can: provide air-freight speed at lower cost than highway shipping.
LeviCar can: provide ordinary people with “private rail cars” that go at airplane speeds.
LeviCar and RoboTrail constitute:On-Demand High-Speed Rail (OD-HSR), with no schedules, minimal waiting, and no in-between stopping*
that can slow down conventional HSR.  (*except for rest stops)
LeviCar and RoboTrail …bring the Third Industrial Revolution to the Transportation Sector.

Text and links last updated:  2014 October 13
Code last updated:  2014 July 28

Partial Update History
2014/10/02 — New Wardenclyffe newsletter
2014/08/31 — Updated SAE & Tesla
2014/08/08 — Added Magnovate
2014/07/28 — Added Song
2014/06/17 — Link to “Upcoming” blog
2014/06/11 — Added Tesla World Tour
2014/05/26 — Added SAE
2014/05/26 — Added Illustration for hexOgrid
2014/05/20 — Links to MagneticGlide video
2014/05/20 — Link to Original Sci-Am article
2014/05/20 — Added 3 “Competitors”
2014/05/20 — Added IEEE Transportation Electrification
2014/05/19 — Added D&P Paper, and section on Conferences
2014/05/18 — Added JPods, Tesla, & Atlas Shrugged
2014/05/16 — Added Links to Conferences
2014/05/14 — Changes to "Primer"
2014/05/12 — Finished Interim Version
2014/05/12 — CSS for links
2014/03/05 — Auto-detect of Phone/Tablet/Desktop
2013/12/29 — First release version of new format
2013/12/09 — Started modularizing for new format
2013/09/29 — Added Hyperloop and hexOgrid
2013/01/27 —
Added book
2012/02/24 — New Version
2006/08/13 — Old Version
2006/04/01 — First web version
2003/08/13 — First write-ups
© 2003-2014 Joshua Zev Levin, Ph.D.,
including LeviCar logos,
“Four Planets” logos, and diagrams,
but excluding other graphics and
pictures derived from other sources.
Disclaimers:              External Links are for information only,
and LeviCar is not responsible for these links or their content.
The original copyright owners retain all rights to their content.
Unless specifically noted, no advertising fees have been paid,
nor considerations made, other than mutual links.

Click here for disclaimer for Motivational Quotes.
Important links: (See Disclaimers to the left)
Contact: Josh-Levin@LeviCar.com     Phone: 866-LeviCar (866-538-4227)
Feel free to contact me with any comments or suggestions.